This is the fate and destiny of human being. We don’t have choice. Either make the world a little bit better or make the world a little bit worse and this is the choice. If one goes into society, a nausea and dark adult society, in order to survive or for any shameful reasons, then he puts the world becoming more disgusted and darker. If there is one who does not do any harms to other people and spends his entire life to fight the unfair and irrational things surrounding him, to take care of his family and friends, maybe when he past, there is no fame and no fortune, does his life change the world?
When the phrase Jim Crow is uttered, many people feel a rush of inept thoughts and bad memories due to the social taboo against talking of the lowest point in America’s history. Jim Crow was not just a set of laws aimed to oppress the lives of all black people, but a movement by the citizens, black or white, that caused a corrupt mindset in all men and women. Many people tried to stop the social force from continuing in individual spurts of courage, but they were not able to stop Jim Crow as individuals. An individual’s own personal courage cannot fight against Jim Crow, because a single person would not be able to stop an entire movement embedded into the minds of millions of people, not to mention how the social pressure against it was too strong to even fathom fighting against it. One main reason why it was unable for Jim Crow to be fought by a single person is because there was no feasible way in which one person, no matter how powerful, rich, or socially accepted, could have changed the entirety of
1. Though there is an incredible amount of important characters in the novel, to me, the most significant character in Part 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus Finch. His actions and treatment towards everyone and everything caused me think the most in comparison to the other characters. For instance, Atticus makes an important decision to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, in trial during Chapter 9, thus leading to harassment towards his family not only from school, but even from their own neighbor and a relative. While his actions put him and his family in trouble, Atticus still stands firm in his beliefs.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus is unusual in Maycomb because he works hard to act the same in private as he is when others are watching. A hero is someone who does what he or she feels is right. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee illustrate this. Paul Van Riper in Blink and Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird are both heroes. Foremost, Paul Van Riper is a hero because he does what he knows is honorable and correct.
Not only does Boo Radley put his innocence at risk but, he also seeks more attention towards him which is not what he wants hence being excluded from society after living a miserable childhood. Courage means fighting for what is right, no matter what the cost. We are introduced to Atticus, a prospect lawyer who is a father of two, and whose job and beliefs sometimes get in the way of his relationship with his family. For instance, during Aunt Alexandra’s visit to Atticus’s home, she emphasizes the thought of excluding Calpurnia the black maid from their house. “...You’ve got to do something about her,’’.
Robert Kipling wrote a poem in 1895 with similar themes, talking about how to become a better person one must humble but confident, fight for what is right, while remaining true to the lessons that paved the way. The two pieces of literature, though old, represent qualities that people are still trying to achieve. Atticus was an immensely patient and understanding man, yet he was incredibly stubborn when he knew what was right. Multiple times throughout “To Kill a Mockingbird” he demonstrated his ability to stay rational and see others’ points of views. One intense instance he was able to stay rational through, was in front of the jail when the group of men came to kill Tom Robinson, Scout depicted his actions by saying, “We saw Atticus look up from his newspaper.
The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” consisted of many discriminatory remarks against others, which would not be accepted anymore in the 21st century. However, Atticus is fully against discrimination and follows the principle of justice. Atticus challenges discrimination and injustice of the 1930s in America. Many supportive pieces of evidence show this. He defends innocent people and allows Scout to be herself.
In Lucy Hughes-Hallett 's book, A History of Hero Worship: Achilles, Alcibiades, Cato and El Cid are all men that are ascribed the esteemed title of hero; yet, all only one is worthy of such a prestigious title: Cato. A prominent political figure, he achieved heroic status through his unquestionable virtue and precise following of the Roman constitution in a time where its authority was under threat. Furthermore, his intent was not to self-glorify, but to conserve and uphold all that was righteous and to abide by his absolute moral principles. This selfless and heroic intent is exclusive to Cato. His steadfast integrity generates a pure and persistent aim to serve his nation with nobility, making him more worthy of the prestigious title of
”Take Scout and Dill home.” We were accustomed to prompt, if not cheerful acquiescence to Atticus’s instructions, but from the way he stood Jem was not thinking of budging. ”Go home, I said.” Jem shook his head,”(p203). He disobeys not petulantly but maturely, as he grasps Atticus’s difficult situation concerning the case and therefore fear for Atticus’s safety. Later in the story, during the trial, the jury wrongly finds Tom Robinson guilty despite Atticus’s capable and intense defense. Jem is shocked by the verdict: ”His [Jem’s] face was streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowd.
Scout is living in a world where everyone sees bBlack pPeople as enemies. They want to make them suffer as much as they can. They don’t want to see them succeed because then they would be above Whites. Scout doesn’t truly understand why people are racist towards black people. In that matter, Scout doesn’t understand a lot of things.